Job & Living
The Managing Partner of DSC Legal, attorney and notary Dr Peter Diedrich, Chairman of the Legal Commission of the largest German - voluntarily organized – association of small and medium-sized enterprises (Federal Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises - BVMW) has launched an SME initiative under the brand "Job & Wohnen” (Job & Living). The pilot project in Berlin with 150 apartments is about to be implemented. Follow-up projects are already being planned in 10 locations across Germany to enable small and medium-sized companies to offer urgently needed employees not only a job but also affordable housing. The so-called serial construction method allows a fast and cost-effective implementation of the employee housing projects. The modern modular construction is sustainable and meets the requirements of KfW promotional bank with regard to energy efficiency.
The future employee housing projects will be equipped with, among other things, all-day childcare facilities, community cafés, coworking space, common areas (e.g. bicycle shed with integrated workshop, event and homework rooms), neighborhood gardens and areas for urban farming with a weekly market (in cooperation with local ecological farmers) and mobility concepts (e.g. e-bikes, car sharing, etc.).
The "Job & Living" concept was featured in the European Real Estate Brand Book 2020 under the heading "Corporate Social Responsibility". The article can be downloaded here.
The pilot project in Berlin-Spandau is featured in an article of FOCUS magazine, issue 6, volume 2021 (only in German), which can be downloaded here.
An article about the pilot project in Berlin-Spandau was also published in the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper in May 2021, which is available here.
Another article on the "Job & Living" concept was published in the issue 1/2021 of the magazine "Stadt + Gemeinde Digital", p. 43-45 (only in German), which is available for download here.
"Job und Wohnen im Doppelpack", an article published in the magazine "Berliner Wirtschaft" (issue 05/2021), which is available here (only in German).
Here you can find some additional articles, published in "Der Mittelstand", issue 6/2020, p.12-13 and 76-77 (only in German):
Further information on the SME initiative "Job & Living" can be found on the following websites: